Student report cards Presentation for Parents of Primary School Students 2007
What are the student report cards? • They are report cards that: • will be used in all Government primary and secondary schools to report student achievement in the compulsory years of schooling.
Why have the student report cards been introduced? • Consultation with parents highlighted a number of issues: • variation from school to school; • lack of clarity in terms of understanding what their child has achieved and what they can do to support their child’s progress.
Why have the student report cards been introduced?- continued • Student report cards follow a common format and be written in plain English. • They have been introduced so that: • there is consistency from school to school; • parents receive a clear picture of their child’s progress against the same state-wide standards.
What hasn’t changed? • Two reports to parents per year • Parent-teacher interviews
Key features of the report card - Part 1: • Achievement at this time of the year • Progress at this time of the year • Work habits • Effort • Class behaviour
Why are there A-E ratings on the student report card? • Parents have said they find the current approaches schools use are hard to understand. • The A-E ratings will have the same meaning from school to school. • They will be used in the same way to report against the same state-wide standards.
What do the A-E ratings mean? In every school:
Key features of the report card - Parts 2 and 3 • What ‘John’ has achieved • Areas for improvement/future learning • The school will do the following to support ‘John’ in his learning • What you can do at home to help ‘John’s’ progress
Parts 2 and 3 continued • Attendance • Student comment • Parent comment
JOHN SURNAMEYear 4 Semester 2 • Key features incorporating our portfolios • Achievement • Improvement • School support • Parent support • Comments
What about… • Students who are on Individual Learning Plans? • Students who are studying ESL? • Reporting on achievement in our LOTE program in the Early Years?
Additional information • Additional information that we will provide in the report include: • extra curricular activities
More information • We will keep you informed through our school newsletter and our website • You can also visit the Student Reports website http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/studentreports/default.htm • You can also email the Department of Education at email@example.com